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Drake Law students play integral part in annual Stand Down event

Drake Law School students participated in the local Stand Down event held annually for homeless or near-homeless veterans.
September 18, 2013

Kende, Foxhoven participate in Constitution Day activities

Professors Mark Kende and Jerry Foxhoven each served as a panelist for Constitution Day activities.  Kende participated at Iowa State as a panelist for "Genes, Race, Free Speech, Same-Sex Marriage and the U.S. Supreme Court."  Foxhoven was a panelist for a webinar sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) and the Iowa Department of Education.  The webinar was titled, "The Constitution – The Words We Live By."
September 18, 2013

Richard H. Pildes to present 2013 Constitution Day Lecture

On September 16, Richard H. Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law, will deliver a lecture on “The Fundamental Transformation in the Law and Practice of Modern Warfare” at 3 p.m. in the Sussman Theater of the Olmsted Center at Drake University. This event is free and open to the public.
September 13, 2013

Professor Pattison, 3L Lori Bullock present at National Association of Counsel for Children Annual Conference

Drake Law School and the Middleton Center for Children’s Rights continue to participate in national discussions about the importance of quality advocacy for children in child welfare proceedings.
September 11, 2013

Drake 3L experiences global spectrum of the law

Drake Law believes that practical experience is vital to the success of its students. Beatriz Mate-Kodjo, a Drake Law 3L, has taken advantage of numerous opportunities to gain practical experience both domestically and abroad while at Drake.
August 27, 2013

Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame honorees include Drake Law alumnae

Many of this year’s honorees into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame hold a tie with either Drake University/Drake Law School. Three of the four women inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame today are graduates of Drake University, including two Drake Law School graduates.
August 26, 2013

Judge Pratt to visit Drake Law School for Public Service Law Day

United States District Judge Robert Pratt, Southern District of Iowa, will be the speaker for the Law School’s Public Service Law Day on Tuesday, Sept. 24. A public lecture is scheduled for 11 a.m.
August 26, 2013

Professor Jerry Foxhoven to chair governor’s task force

Professor Jerry Foxhoven, executive director of the Neal and Bea Smith Legal Clinic and professor of law at Drake Law School, has been appointed chair of a task force overseeing recommendations regarding the Iowa Juvenile Home.
August 21, 2013

Des Moines named 'Best City for Business and Careers' by Forbes

Des Moines, Iowa tops our list this year. It is the only place that ranks among the top quartile in at least nine of the 12 metrics we graded the cities on. Highlights for the Des Moines metro include business costs that are 17% below the national average and an educated workforce where 36% of the population has a college degree and 92% possess a high school diploma.
August 7, 2013

Transactional and Nonprofits Clinic to open at Drake Law fall 2013

Des Moines attorney Chip Lowe has recently been hired to lead a Transactional and Nonprofits Clinic for Drake Law School. Students enrolled in this clinic will provide comprehensive legal services to entrepreneurs intending to start or already operating a for-profit or non-profit organization.
August 2, 2013

Drake Law professor testifies at Iowa Supreme Court

Brent Pattison, Director of the Middleton Children’s Rights Center, testified in support of a proposed Juvenile Court Rule at a public hearing in front of the Iowa Supreme Court on July 9th.
July 23, 2013

Drake Law 3L assists with brief for U.S. Supreme Court arguments

To say that Ashley Sparks, a Drake Law 3L, has been busy this summer is an understatement. Sparks works for the Story County Attorney’s Office and in her spare time (her evenings and weekends) she is assisting criminal defense attorney, Angela Campbell, with her brief for upcoming United States Supreme Court arguments.
July 23, 2013

Drake Law alumnus takes over as president of Iowa State Bar Association

Guy Cook, LW’82, took the reigns as president of the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) in June 2013.
July 12, 2013

Q&A with Foreign Service Officer Ryan Hanlon, LW’12

Ryan Hanlon, a 2012 graduate of Drake Law School, is about to embark on another chapter in his life. As a newly commissioned Foreign Service Officer with the United States Department of State, he is currently finishing his initial training at the Department of State and National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, VA.
July 8, 2013

Drake alumni chosen for 'Lawyers of Color Hot List'

Drake Law School graduates Charles Monterio, Jr., LW’04, and Shannon Redd, LW’10 have been named to the Lawyers of Color Hot List, a group of 100 exceptional early- to mid-career minority attorneys under 40 from the Mid-Atlantic Region who are excelling in the legal profession.
June 26, 2013